Savannah Nguyen was shocked after her mom told her what happened to her in a Macy's parking lot in Wisconsin. But it serves as a good reminder that it can happen anywhere and anytime.
The 40-something mom of four had just gotten into her car while looking at her phone--alone--when she noticed something seriously suspicious next to her vehicle.
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It was a large SUV with tinted windows. As Nguyen's mother quickly went on to drive home, she could hear something tapping at her windshield. But she had a gut feeling that she shouldn't stop to check it.
And it's a good thing she didn't.
It turned out to be a pink ring with a note on it, claiming that it was a "free gift" from Kay Jewelers.
Horrified by what could've happened to her mom if she had stopped to read the note, Nguyen felt compelled to write a Facebook post warning others of plots like this.
"This is exactly how human trafficking and abductions take place," Nguyen wrote. "They probably watched her get out of her car and placed it on her window, and waited for her to come back. Who knows what would have happened if my mom had gotten out of her car to see what was under her windshield while she was still in the parking lot?"
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Nguyen then took the opportunity to caution people--especially teenage girls--to travel in groups when they went to busy public places like malls and also to remain alert and aware of their surroundings.
"Bad things can happen in the blink of an eye," she wrote.
Let's make sure they don't!
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